The purpose of this lab is to study the motion of a simple Pendulum. In Study 1 you will use a pendulum of fixed length and vary the mass to determine whether the period of a pendulum depends on the mass of the bob at the end of the string. In Study 2 you will use a fixed mass and change the length of the pendulum to determine the relationship between the pendulum length and the period of the pendulum. In Study 3 you will use your simple pendulum to determine the value of g, the acceleration of... Topics: isochronous, pendulum, oscillation, Galileo
During the period 1592 - 1610 Galileo made some of the most important discoveries in mechanics. To begin, in or around 1590, he held the erroneous belief, probably borrowed from ancient script, that an object only experiences acceleration during a brief instant as it begins to fall; that is, the falling object experienced "instantaneous acceleration" and then settled down to constant speed. Measurements using the incline planes showed this belief in "instantaneous... Topics: Galileo, incline plane, accelerated motion, Archimedes
The teaching and learning of science, and how this reflects the deeper nature of the universe, requires an investment of time, effort and a disciplined intellect. This paper looks at the work of Eratosthenes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Bacon and Newton to define science as a humanistic discipline like no other. The quest and question of universal truth is touched upon ... Topics: Science, Humanism, Universal Truth, Eratosthenes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Bacon, Newton
During Renaissance times, in City states like Venice, arriving sailing ships were spotted at some distance by eager traders. The earlier their pennants were recognized the earlier the merchants could make money speculating. We now call such speculations the âStock Marketâ and whatâs traded âfuturesâ â on silk, spices, oils and the other luxuries from the far corners of the world. Galileoâs telescope would become popular with traders because it made recognizing the shipâs pennants all... Topics: Estimate the Size of the Earth, Renaissance, Geometry, Venice, Sailing Ship, Traders, Galileo
A look at waves and mathematics through the ages starting with Pythagoras idea that everything can be described using numbers, to Leonardo and Galileo launching modern science, to the modern ideas about the wave equation and waves at a boundary on a string. A simple derivation of the wave equation as well as the boundary conditions on a string is provided. Presentation about Waves for the TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lecture Series on October 25th, 2008. (Note ERRATA , on page 2... Topics: Waves, Pythagoras, Galileo, Leonardo, Fibonnaci, wave equation, boundary condition, TRIUMF,...
In this article the period of a simple pendulum is derived using pre-calculus kinematics. This heurtistic approach is a good introduction to for non-calculus students to the kinematics of a simple pendulum. Mention is made of the early experiments of Leonardo da Vinci and of Galileo Galilei. Lagrange and Einstein. Topics: Period of a Simple Pendulum, Galileo, non-calculus, CUPJ, cupj, Pythagoras Publishing
This article looks at the link between the work that Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo both did on the motion of a pendulum. The history relating to Leonardo da Pisa is mentioned as well. Galileo's Times-Squared Law and his pin and pendulum experiment is discussed. Refer to the paper "Galileo and the Inclined Plane" for a description as to how Galileo discovered his times-squared law. It is past time, excuse the pun, to the update the history of the discovery of isochronism of the... Topics: Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Galileo's times-squared Law, isochronism of the pendulum,...